Thu, Jun 19|
Elisha Abas, presented by GetClassical at lePoissoin Rouge
Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Yedidia and Gershwin
Time & Location
Jun 19, 2014, 7:00 PM
LPR, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA
About the Event
Elisha Abas is a great-great grandson of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin and the last protégé of legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein. Star-pupil of Israel’s eminent pedagogue Pnina Salzman, Abas personifies the strong willed and highly expressive character –in addition to the prodigal talent – central to the makeup of a true virtuoso. Called “one of the most refined and interesting pianists, of our generation” by La Roma” Abas – searching for his true self had abandoned the musician’s life for over a decade to become a professional soccer-player, lawyer and family man only ultimately make his way back to the piano and share his unique gift with international audiences...”I realized I need my music back in my life.” In July he will join the charismatic Gustavo Dudamel as soloist with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra.
On June 19th, at LePoissonRouge, Abas will perform a selection of works by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Yedidia and Gershwin.
About GetClassical The GetClassical series aims to bring classical music into New York’s nightlife scene, featuring selectively curated artists. GetClassical takes its name from Ilona Oltuski’s music blog getclassical.org, priding itself on sharing and peering into the inner world of the artist and the developing trends within the world of music.